It seems simple: keep patients at home when you can. Individuals prefer it, and it costs governments less. But home care is an underfunded, complicated system faltering in the face of skyrocketing demand.
Category: Managing Risk
Are you Prepared?
For end-of-life? For incapacity? For your future?
Everything from gluten-free food to medical marijuana can be claimed as a medical expense, not just prescriptions.
Most people rely upon family members to provide long-term care.
How to Prevent Falls at Home
Family can make life richer—unless, of course, it makes you poorer.
It is not surprising that an overwhelming number of us want to continue living in our own homes as we age. In fact, a national survey of 1,000 Canadians found that 70 per cent would be more comfortable staying put, and this desire increases as we get even older. The wish to remain “at home” … Continued
Maintaining independence and safety with self-care activities such as personal grooming, bathing and toileting can help promote living independently in the community.
In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targetting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive.
From observations of both my clients and my father, who was diagnosed with Pick’s disease in the early ’90s, I know that dementia and cognitive decline can bring out both the best and the worst in families.